Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Netherlands specializes in growing flowers and horticultural crops especially tulips.
2.The regions where farmers specialize in vegetables only, is known as truck farming.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Market gardening and Horticulture type of agriculture is well developed in densely populated industrial districts of North West Europe, north eastern United States of America and the Mediterranean regions.

  • The Netherlands specialises in growing flowers and horticultural crops especially tulips, which are flown to all major cities of Europe.
  • The regions where farmers specialise in vegetables only, the farming is known as truck farming.
  • The distance of truck farms from the market is governed by the distance that a truck can cover overnight, hence the name truck farming.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Human Geography